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Gee-Gees start 2010 with a win

Friday January 8, 2010

Women’s Basketball (6-4 OUA, 16-9 overall)

Hosted York University Friday, January 8, 6:00 p.m. at the Montpetit Hall.










Brittany Szockyj 19 points, 2 rebounds, Nadia Qahwash - 14 points, 5 rebounds – York

Hannah Sunley-Paisley  -29 points, 16 rebounds – uOttawa




The Gee-Gees kicked off the start of their 2010 regular season games Friday evening hosting the York Lions and recorded their first victory of 2010, defeating the Lions 79-50.


The Gee-Gees and Lions kept it close in the first half, with the Gee-Gees leading by five at the end of both the first and second quarter.

The Gee-Gees picked things up in the second half, outscoring York 46-22.

“We tired them out in the second [half],” said head coach Andy Sparks. “We still have to work on our defence, but we’re definitely moving ahead.”

Third-year centre Hannah-Sunley Paisley (Toronto, Ont.) had a strong performance, leading both teams in scoring with 29 points and 16 rebounds.

“It was good to get a solid win [against York],” said Sunley-Paisley. “Last time we defeated York the game went into triple overtime,” she explained.

This win now brings the team’s regular season record to 6-4.

The Gee-Gees host the Laurentian Voyageurs (5-5 OUA) tomorrow evening in their Shoot for the Cure game to raise awareness for breast cancer. Game time is 6:00 p.m. at the Montpetit Hall.